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HTC One X Review

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Looks and sounds great, no expandable storage may be a problem for me (which is why I hate the iPhone), but if the battery life is good it may be a winner.

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Hey Paul, finally we are on the same boat again since Desire!

The only issue troubling me is the camera lens - is it easily scratched? I remember back in the days I replaced the Desire back case 3 times because of the scratches!

Any confirmation that it is also made with the corning gorilla glass?

Cheers,

Albert

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Hi Paul,

Nice review, I own an HTC Desire HD (which I bought trough this site's bundle offering with superetrader.co.uk 2 years ago) few Q's

Question 1. - Is One X is much better than the DHD - battery wise

Q2 - Are you gonna make a bundle again to buy the One X ?

Q3 - Is one of your ROMs tweaking the battery life on the DHD ? (I didnt root it till today... and I wonder should I?)

Thanks

Roy

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Hi Paul,

Nice review, I own an HTC Desire HD (which I bought trough this site's bundle offering with superetrader.co.uk 2 years ago) few Q's

Question 1. - Is One X is much better than the DHD - battery wise

Q2 - Are you gonna make a bundle again to buy the One X ?

Q3 - Is one of your ROMs tweaking the battery life on the DHD ? (I didnt root it till today... and I wonder should I?)

Thanks

Roy

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For the GPS, do I have to subscribe to the service or data plan in order to use? Or is it similar to Garmin or any other GPS device which does not require any data plan or subscription?

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Very nicely illustrated and informative review!

The first device from HTC I ever owned was the Flyer tablet, and what a disappointment that has been! Whilst reading this review, my Flyer-quenched HTC enthusiasm was steadily getting back onto the road to recovery until I read the "no microSD" & "Fixed battery" comments. Those are deal-breakers to me! Whilst converting my wife's HTC HD2 to Android, I had a bit of a glitch and I would have had major problems if I wasn't able to remove the battery! This is also a concern on my Flyer with its fixed battery.

Judging from the public interest in the Samsung Galaxy SIII, HTC are in for some tough times ahead!

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Thanks for the answers Paul, a last one, for now...

On the Car app with those big buttons, does it work ok with third-party apps, for instance, for the dialer or music?

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Hi Paul

How is for make a Screenshot?

As the Galaxy Nexus? Vol. Down + Power?

Thanks ;)

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The only issue troubling me is the camera lens - is it easily scratched? I remember back in the days I replaced the Desire back case 3 times because of the scratches!

Any confirmation that it is also made with the corning gorilla glass?

It looks vulnerable, position wise. I see nothing to suggest it is also gorilla glass.

Question 1. - Is One X is much better than the DHD - battery wise

Q2 - Are you gonna make a bundle again to buy the One X ?

Q3 - Is one of your ROMs tweaking the battery life on the DHD ? (I didnt root it till today... and I wonder should I?)

Q1 - Most things are better than the DHD no? :)

Q2 - No, sorry!

Q3 - Maybe in the future, not currently.

For the GPS, do I have to subscribe to the service or data plan in order to use? Or is it similar to Garmin or any other GPS device which does not require any data plan or subscription?

No, it's standalone.

P

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Hi Paul, thanks for the prompt reply. Can you please elaborate on the bugs issue that you have encounter, esp on the typos?For the issue with the initial orientation sensing on the Camera application, do you mean to say upon activating the application in the menu or?

Thanks.

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A very interesting and detailed review, learned alot about the device reading it.

I can't wait to get one!!

I just had a question which I didn't read about in the review (or maybe I just missed it).

On my current HTC Sensation there's a "physical" search button (bottom right), I just it alot, almost everytime I start an application I use to search button to start it.

I know the Samsung Galaxy S II also has a search button if you long press one of the keys, is this also the case with the new HTC One X?

can you long press a "physical" button to get the search menu up, and if that's true, which button?

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On the Car app with those big buttons, does it work ok with third-party apps, for instance, for the dialer or music?

I'll try it and let you know.

Hi Paul

How is for make a Screenshot?

As the Galaxy Nexus? Vol. Down + Power?

Thanks ;)

Yes, that's an ICS standard.

On my current HTC Sensation there's a "physical" search button (bottom right), I just it alot, almost everytime I start an application I use to search button to start it.

I know the Samsung Galaxy S II also has a search button if you long press one of the keys, is this also the case with the new HTC One X?

can you long press a "physical" button to get the search menu up, and if that's true, which button?

No, that's not possible.

P

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@Paul

I had HTC Desire, and I loved the material it was built from however it was plastic. Whenever I had a scratch on the back I just used to rub it and it just disappears. Then I bought Droid RAZR which it's back was built from Kelvar fabrics which was pretty strong and durable but the plastic bezel around the Kelvar used to get scratches from just putting my phone on the desk or accidentally moving it while it's on the desk. So, I sold it because after 2 months it looked older than my 2 years old Desire. So one thing I want to be sure about in the One X, is it durable against scratches like my old Desire? I mean is the polycarbonite material used on the back and the glossy edges durable against scratches?

That's a breaking point for me.

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Yes, that's an ICS standard.

Thank you B)

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I'll try it and let you know.

Yes, that's an ICS standard.

No, that's not possible.

P

Hi Paul, thanks for your review, great job!

I have a question though: can you access the bootloader easily? As far as I know (at least on the Sensation), when you restart or turn the phone off, it's like a sleep and when you turn it on, it doesn't start from scratch, I take the battery off if I want to manually access the bootloader but with no removable battery, how is it? Did you try?

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I have a question though: can you access the bootloader easily? As far as I know (at least on the Sensation), when you restart or turn the phone off, it's like a sleep and when you turn it on, it doesn't start from scratch, I take the battery off if I want to manually access the bootloader but with no removable battery, how is it? Did you try?

It's very easy. You can do a full power off by pressing-holding power, then load bootloader. No problem.

P

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Some site's say there is a 1.27 or 1.28 OTA...

Do you know anything about it?

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It's very easy. You can do a full power off by pressing-holding power, then load bootloader. No problem.

P

You don't have to scratch the phone :D

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Between HTC One X & Sony Xperia S, which is a better in terms of performance, and also the cam (quality of photos taken - more natural & sharp)?

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Hi Paul, I mostly agree with your review, aside that bit on Sense 4.0. I never used any HTC device but the menus looks very gingerbreadish to me. If I were to buy this phone I would probably wait for a Cyanogenmod to appear first. The lock-screen is more practical for sure (not prettier though).

What I am wondering is though, why can't they just make a smaller device with a more powerful processor. The One S is fast (and also nice to look at) but its not exactly what you call small and the One V is hardly an upgrade from my current SGS either. I wonder if there is a market for a smaller device (at most 4.0") with a powerful cpu that is not an iphone!

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Hi wheiiinru say it's got 2gig of internal memory, can it be increased. Because i'm coming from the desire which had 147 mb of internal memory which was always running out. Will it be the same or can the rest of the memory be used for apps.

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Sorry I got my toung in a twist, I meant to say when you said it's got 2gig of internal memory

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I wonder if there is a market for a smaller device (at most 4.0") with a powerful cpu that is not an iphone!

I believe so, I would buy that...

These bigger phones are not my cup of tea. Unfortunately I don't seem to have a choice lately.

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Thanks for the review. I have purchased the HTC One X and liking it a lot. I had the SGS2 and while I'm interested in seeing what the SGS3 would be like there's still no information about it so there's no choice. I really appreciated the tip about disabling the bloatware apps etc in apps for ICS, great!

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Hey PaulOBrien.

Did u post a video sampling the slow motion and i just missed it in all the posts or didn´t had the time to do it yet?

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